Interview With Will.i.am

The 35-year-old formerly known as William Adams Jr. is now more ubiquitous than UGG boots and Red Bull combined. His next stop: the Super Bowl.

How Christmas Saved the Music Industry

Amid the deluge of holiday music that comes in November and December, Mariah Carey's "Merry Christmas II You" and Susan Boyle's "The Gift" are poised to make all those other seasonal crooners sound like off-key carolers.

Abu Dhabi: An Oil-financed Cultural Center?

In 2007, Forbes named Abu Dhabi the wealthiest city in the world, and like nouveaux riches everywhere, it has gone on a bit of a spending spree. Local branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums are under construction.

Are Married People More Selfish than Singles?

Parents should think twice before pushing their children toward the altar. According to "Marriage: The Good, the Bad and the Greedy," a paper published by the American Sociological Association, married people are significantly less likely than the unmarried to visit their parents and siblings.

Protecting Your Internet Reputation

The growing threat that your good name will be unfairly besmirched online has given rise to a new industry: Internet reputation repair. Companies like ReputationHawk and Reputation Defender aim to push offending material down a few search pages, where most users won't see it.

The 'New Dad'? Give Me a Break.

My 4-year-old is asking for apple juice, all we have is margarita mix and I have two deadlines and 400 e-mails to attend to before I can make it to the market.

You and Your Quirky Kid

The girl who wears her clothes inside out, the boy who loves plumbing. What parents and experts say about the children who just don't fit in.

Teaching the World to Sing in Perfect Harmony

They're bungling ballads in Kazakhstan, mauling Bollywood favorites in India and shout-singing Beyoncé numbers in Bolivia. Most every country—even those that lack running water and free elections—has its own version of "American Idol." This is not necessarily a bad thing.

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